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Notes and resources for the RealTek series of NICs.




  • The RealTek RTL8019 and RTL8029 are NE2000 clones, use the NE2000 driver.

  • The RealTek RTL8129 and RTL8139 are not NE2000 clones. Use the rtl8139 driver.

Note: There is an 8139too driver that, IIRC, I had to use on one of my installations. However, for better perfomance, use the rtl8139. See Linux and the RealTek RTL8129/8139 Chips for some of the reasons (fairly fascinating reading).

I am not 100% clear after reading that page, maybe the 8139too driver must be used with all or some versions of the 2.4 kernel??


  • () RandyKramer - 16 Jul 2003
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